Loch Lomond resort
A £30 million getaway resort could possibly be built on the shores of Loch Lomond.
The owners of Flamingo Land motif park in North Yorkshire have now been opted for since the favored bidders to produce a 20 hectre web site at western Riverside in Balloch.
The company would you like to change the land web site building lodges, a boutique hotel, hostel and glamping pods including "high quality household based attractions and restaurants".
Flamingo Land Limited works one of several UK's most successful vacation resorts in North Yorkshire - the Loch Lomond development will be their particular first-in Scotland.
Flamingo Land has also purchased the adjacent 12 acre Woodbank website for future development.
Gordon Gibb, chief executive of Flamingo Land Limited stated: “We are excited by the prospect of fabricating a resort within the nationwide Park that recognises the significance and sensitivity associated with website.
"we come across huge potential on the West Riverside and treat this as an excellent possibility to develop a family group oriented attraction that aids the renewable tourism objectives of National Park.
"Loch Lomond is internationally recognised and possibilities like West Riverside tend to be uncommon. We look forward to using the services of Scottish Business, the National Park Authority therefore the local community of Balloch as we build up our step-by-step proposals when it comes to site.”
Derek McCrindle, manager of growth sector at Scottish Enterprise stated: “Since we created Loch Lomond Shores in 2002 within Loch Lomond as well as the Trossachs nationwide Park it's seen significant success.
"Building on this, West Riverside in Balloch gets the prospective to generate even more lasting financial benefits for Scotland not just through task creation but by acquiring the National Park as an integral intercontinental tourism destination.
“Following a strict bidding process, Flamingo Land’s proposition – famous Leisure Resort Loch Lomond - obviously aims to recognise one of the keys sensitivities of establishing within Scotland’s nationwide Park. This, together with its powerful background in producing visitor destinations – currently home towards the 3rd preferred visitor attraction in the united kingdom – caused it to be the designer of choice with this opportunity.
“Over another 12 months the business will undertake an extensive number of website investigations and bring forth overview programs for assessment using the district. By establishing the proposal via this engagement, it's anticipated that the company will send a formal planning application during the first chance and, susceptible to endorsement, works will start on first stage straight away after that.”
Gordon Watson leader of Loch Lomond & The Trossach National Park, said: “This statement is a very welcome development after the effective preparation 'charrette' activities held in Balloch previously in 2010.